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'06 TSX intake cam in a 2004 k24a2

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:58 pm
by 6spd_ek
I have a '04 TSX swap in a ep3 & just acquired a 2006 tsx intake cam. How much clearance do I have? I was thinking of running 40 vtc max but I am not sure.

Hondata says a max of 40 or 45 vtc but I believe thats on a stock '04-'05 motor.

does anyone have any experience?

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:02 pm
by keto06
My buddy has 06 TSX cams but the stock gear, so I have only taken his car to 25* but it seems to pull well from what he says. No numbers yet though.

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:02 pm
by 6spd_ek
thanks - I guess I might try 40vtc. I do plan on replacing the springs/retainers/seats with new '06 oem parts (actually outer RSX springs/ret with s2k seats I believe)

I have a fixed/adj intake cam gear (skunk2) I will try to check clearance of 45 or so with the valvecover off & see if there are any issues before running the motor.

I sure wish hondata did a limited run of mod'd TSX gears (hint hint)

I am really curious/worried about clearance with '04 pistons tho :oops:

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:51 pm
by keto06
well i found an article where hondata tuned a car with an 06 intake cam and it was fine to 45 degrees. I emailed them and you should too :P

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:11 pm
by 6spd_ek
cool thank you for the info

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:42 am
by 6spd_ek
bump - still looking for a definitive answer on running the '06 intake cam on a '04 tsx motor... hondata was never real clear on what motor you can safely advance to 45 vtc. the 06 motors have deeper valve reliefs in the pistons...

sooo once again does anyone know what kind of advance we can run on the '04 tsx motor with the '06 tsx cam

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:42 pm
by Slip_Angle
6spd_ek wrote:bump - still looking for a definitive answer on running the '06 intake cam on a '04 tsx motor... hondata was never real clear on what motor you can safely advance to 45 vtc. the 06 motors have deeper valve reliefs in the pistons...

sooo once again does anyone know what kind of advance we can run on the '04 tsx motor with the '06 tsx cam
I have information from two reputable people who have run 50* VTC with an 04 TSX /w 06 TSX Intake cam as well as some stage 2 cams.

I'm running the 50* VTC now.